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We live in an area where disasters can occur at any time. Following a major incident, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. In recognition of this the Community Emergency Response Team program was devised.

What is the Lomita CERT Program?


The CERT program is a nationally recognized FEMA program which through information and training prepares everyday people to help themselves, their family, their neighbors and their communities in the event of a disaster or emergency.


A 21 hour training course is provided regularly by the city. This covers topics such as Disaster Preparedness, Search and Rescue, Fire Suppression, Triage, First Aid and Disaster Psychology. The course also includes disaster simulation to help familiarize students with likely emergency scenarios.


The CERT Training Program is available free of charge to all residents, schools and businesses in the Lomita community.


Residents who complete the entire CERT Training Program are certified Disaster Service Volunteers, ready to help their community in the event of a disaster.

With the knowledge and skills learned in training and exercises, CERT members can help when professional responders are not immediately available. Whether it's just learning…or volunteering – CERT is for everyone.

Browse through this website and find out how you can be prepared when disaster strikes.

Don't be a Disaster Victim... Be A Survivor